Public Affairs Specialist – U.S. Department of Agriculture

Remote • Full-Time • Bachelor's Degree Required


  • Assist with information, awareness, outreach, and strategic communication and marketing programs across the zone to communicate policies, programs, services and activities.

  • Assists with planning, design, and preparation of effective exhibits, posters, visual material for display; Assists with outreach material including fact sheets, postcards, flyers, mailers, and other visual materials for identified target audiences.

  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with other federal, state and local agencies, and private organizations on conservation across private lands.

  • Support projects led by senior staff requiring cross-team interaction within the organization.

  • Utilizes traditional and non-traditional means inform current and potential customers about programs, technical assistance, and conservation accomplishments.

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.

  • Satisfactory Background investigation and/or fingerprint check. If selected, you will be sent instructions on obtaining fingerprints. Please note we are not able to reimburse any fees incurred for fingerprints.

  • Successful completion of one-year trial period.

  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

  • Signed participant agreement is required for employment under Pathways.

  • This position requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.

  • Duty Location may change based upon training needs or upon conversion to competitive service.

Qualifications (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts. Failure to submit transcripts will result in an ineligible rating.)Basic Requirements: For the GS-05 level:

  • Degree: must possess a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree

  • Combination of education and experience:courses equivalent to a major and experience which demonstrates knowledge of writing and developing articles, feature stories, news releases, and photography; composing reports, talking points, briefing packets and power point presentations and assisting with the planning, design and preparation of visual information material related to a program

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